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Hot Wives Break Up With Prominent Nebbishes

In other news, there is no Santa Claus

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Jennifer Jason Leigh and Noah Baumbach in 2007.(Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

First, they came for director Darren Aronofsky and actress Rachel Weisz, who also starred in by far his worst movie, The Fountain. Then, yesterday, they came for director Noah Baumbach and actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, who also starred in by far his worst movie, Margot at the Wedding. Tomorrow: Who knows? Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts? Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor? Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann? Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher? Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom? You and your out-of-your-league, possibly goyishe girlfriend? None of us are safe.

Jennifer Jason Leigh Files For Divorce After Five Years [Us Weekly]

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Avrum Fine says:

Oh, those crazy, shallow kids!

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman!

Bill_the_Bear says:

What about Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore? (She starred in his worst film, “Trust the Man.”)

I know that this is an explicitly Jewish site, but leaving Alexander Payne and Sandra Oh off this list seems separatist. Hath not a goy nebbishness?

Allison Hoffman says:

Marc, I realize you needed to round out the list, but in no universe is Liev Schreiber even remotely nebbishy.

Spnoza says:

jennifer jason leigh and rachel weisz are both at least somewhat jewish

Bill_the_Bear, I actually immediately thought of Bart and Julianne, too! Although, I don’t think Trust the Man was his worst movie– possibly the worst relationship resolution (throwing a short, OBVIOUS note and rose petals at your wife after having an affair with someone else, really?!?!) in movie history though, so there’s that. I think his worst movies (Catch That Kid and The Rebound) she was smart enough to stay far, far away from.

She could do better. He does seem like a good father though.

What about Christina Aguilera and her Ashkenugly record producer ex?

Carrie says:

Bart Freundlich is not nebbishe. He’s actually good looking. Furthermore, Joanna Newsom is about as good looking as Andy Samberg, which is to say, not very.

Why not just nip the whole problem in the bud? How about if Jewish men stop marrying outside the tribe?

How about if Jewish women stopped making it so tempting?

I always thought Jennifer Jason Leigh was holding Noah back.

Yisrael says:

Don’t forget Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman- also kaput.

You get “The Tablight” the Oscar equivalent for the wittiest truism reply in the Tablet!

S. Mollick says:

Note to Benjamin: Sexism is no longer a clever way to confront anti-Semitism.


Nebbish does not mean “ugly”… It means kind of a failed nerd, especially one that thinks they are great.

Benjamin, please tell us how Jewish women make it tempting.

Jennifer Jason Leigh is a full blooded Jew, Noah Baumbach is not. Get your facts straight.


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